- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Munson Healthcare in Traverse City is acquiring two northern Michigan hospitals.

Munson said Wednesday it will become owner of Mercy Hospital Cadillac and Mercy Hospital in Grayling. Both belong to CHE Trinity Health, based in Livonia.

The deal also includes purchase of the Mercy Manor long-term care facility in Grayling and Mercy Home Care and Hospice services in Cadillac, Grayling and Houghton Lake.

Munson has managed the Cadillac and Grayling hospitals for 11 years. Chief executive Ed Ness says the deal will improve patient care and bring more collaboration and coordination of services across the Munson system.